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#61844 - 02/03/06 01:33 PM IBEW oral interview advice
atreme Offline
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Registered: 02/03/06
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I just got my results back and I passed the
aptitude test.
My next step is oral interview.
Any advice on interview?
Any help appreciated.
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#61845 - 02/03/06 02:34 PM Re: IBEW oral interview advice
togol Offline
Registered: 09/15/05
Posts: 421
Loc: NW In. USA
........don't preface your replies with ..."dude........,

...sit up straight,

... avoid slang and double negatives
#61846 - 02/03/06 02:49 PM Re: IBEW oral interview advice
bot540 Offline
Registered: 09/14/04
Posts: 174
Loc: Vernon Hills, IL
Bring some barbecue sauce with you because the'll grill you.
Jesus may have been a capenter,but God was an electrician.Genesis1:3
#61847 - 02/03/06 03:07 PM Re: IBEW oral interview advice
Dnkldorf Offline
Registered: 12/12/04
Posts: 1064
Loc: nowhere usa
Bot, that is tooo funny....

#61848 - 02/03/06 03:37 PM Re: IBEW oral interview advice
Trick440 Offline
Registered: 08/15/05
Posts: 247
Loc: Waterford, MI, USA
Expect to sit at a large table with about 12 interviewers each asking questions.

Thats what happened to me and i was expecting that..
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#61849 - 02/06/06 04:50 AM Re: IBEW oral interview advice
Zog Offline
Registered: 09/13/05
Posts: 120
Loc: Charlotte, NC
Know your IBEW history
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#61850 - 02/06/06 05:43 AM Re: IBEW oral interview advice
jnyb Offline
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Registered: 02/02/06
Posts: 3
the title pretty much sums it up , ORAL interview!
#61851 - 02/06/06 12:40 PM Re: IBEW oral interview advice
BigJohn Offline
Registered: 03/06/04
Posts: 391
Loc: Boston, MA
Know your IBEW history
While this may (or may not) score some brownie-points, I can't imagine that most interviewees are honestly expected to know much union history, are they?

#61852 - 02/06/06 12:58 PM Re: IBEW oral interview advice
GA76JW Offline
Registered: 03/20/04
Posts: 193
Loc: Suwanee, GA USA
No, they usually just ask questions that pertain to your previous employment. They will teach you a little bit about union history in your first year and throughout your apprenticeship.

They will ask you to tell them what you did in certain situations and how you handled others.

It really isn't that bad as long as you are even a little out-going. If not then find a way to let loosen up and go with the flow.
"If common sense was common, everyone would have it"-not sure, someone here

#61853 - 02/06/06 02:19 PM Re: IBEW oral interview advice
Ralpha494 Offline
Registered: 05/19/04
Posts: 73
Loc: Pewaukee,WI,USA
Think about why you want to be an electrician. That one is always asked. A dare, cuz of the money, my parents told me to get a job, or the court ordered me to apply, are not the right answers. I would mention mechanical abilities and being able to use tools if applicable. Remove facial piercings. They shouldn't matter but they do.
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